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The vast scope of the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for a comprehensive national paid leave benefit.
Without efforts to stabilize the child care field and to address the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis, we risk permanent job loss.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown people respond differently to a health shock. For workers experiencing extended hardship, return to work services are vital.
Low wages, wage theft, and unstable employment leave freelance arts workers in precarious conditions.
Nurse gets a COVID-19 vaccine
Black, Native American, and Hispanic/Latinx workers are more likely to work in person and in close proximity to others, putting them at greater risk of contracting COVID-19.
When the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ends on December 31, millions of Americans will be faced with the dilemma of losing a paycheck or going to work while sick.
Young man poses in front of his home
Young adults are most likely to experience pandemic-related employment instability.
Older workers talk in a warehouse
Paid medical leave benefits could help newly ill and injured workers know their rights and stay in the workforce.
Man walks in front of a store that's going out of business
Small businesses are a key path for building wealth and closing the racial wealth gap, but the pandemic is threatening Latino entrepreneurs.
Minor league baseball players play a game
Many players may have to leave the game they love to search for livable wages in an economy still experiencing record unemployment.

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